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Find out all about soil amendments and how they can help you grow a productive garden. Click to find out more or pin it and save for later.

Soil Amendments: The People’s Right To An Amazingly Productive Garden Shall Not Be Infringed

Dear Readers,

Everyone has a right to have a productive garden, to grow organic fruit and vegetables, to know what goes into your food and to be able to have real food. Food should be pesticide free, grown naturally just as nature intended it to be.  

Soil amendments or soil conditioners are one of the easiest ways to get the ground right to be able to grow the best garden EVER!

For new gardeners, a few questions arise about soil amendments such as how do you know which soil amendment to use?  What are soil amendments?  Are they even necessary?  Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more. Read More

Homebrew your very own mead with killer bee honey

How to Make Mead Homebrew Recipe: Killer Mead

Dear Readers,

Happy New Year!  I can’t believe 2017 is already here!

The long nights are here (as well as the cold and snow!) and my husband and I have been brewing a lot and I mean a lot over this last year. We hosted a large Yule party this year with lots of food and drink to fuel partygoers with something delicious, seasonal and warming.  

We also wanted to make something traditional which many of our friends had never had before (let along drink out of a giant drinking horn!) so we made mead and I want to share the recipe with you.

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How to make chicken scratch for omega-3 rich eggs

Making Chicken Food

Dear Readers,

I’ve been making chicken food for a while now to make sure that the hens have nutritious treats, especially when most scratch grains are just corn or soy.  There are many highly nutritious grains which can be fed to hens that are full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids which will boost the nutrient content of eggs and meat.

Chickens love to scratch about in the dirt and the scratch grain sold in stores is not chicken food but a treat to encourage this natural chicken behavior. Read More

How to grow your best ever garden starting right now. Click to find out more or pin to save for later.

How to Grow Your Best Garden Ever, Starting Right Now

Dear Readers,

Have you ever wanted to start a garden but are not sure where to begin?  Do you have a garden but the harvests haven’t been good or the produce has lacked flavor?

Well you’re not alone and there is a solution!  I’m going to let you into a secret so you can have the best harvest EVER and I’m betting that there’s something on the list you can do right now to improve your garden to so you can reap the benefits when you’re harvesting.

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Winterize Your Chicken Coop For Free

How To Winterize Chicken Coops For Free

Winter’s coming and you need to winterize the chicken coop.

I’m totally stealing a phrase from Game of Thrones but winter is coming and it’s coming fast!  

This whole method of winterizing the chicken coop was all my husband’s idea.  He gets full credit for this one and it’s so simple, I can’t believe we haven’t seen it anywhere else so today I’m sharing this frugal way of insulating your chicken coop that you can try.

My trees are dumping leaves and making a yellow, brown and red crunchy carpet on the ground which provides me hours of cardio raking them up.  The winds are picking up and temperatures are dropping at night so it’s time to start looking at winterizing the chicken coop.

And I’m going to show you how to do it for FREE, yes for free!

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Make your own natural organic fertilizers at home

Learn the Secret to Getting Better Harvests with Homemade Natural Liquid Fertilizer

Dear Readers,

I want to share a secret with you so you can get amazing harvests in your garden too. I’m going to tell you how you can make your own liquid fertilizer using things you might already have in your garden.

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How to make compost organic gardening

Composting Questions

Dear Readers,

I wrote an article for the Mother Earth News Organic Gardening blog  to cover the many questions I get asked from friends, family, coworkers and even the occasional email from readers about composting.  Questions like:

“How can I start?”

“What can I compost?”

“How long does it take?”

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raised beds with cardboard organic no dig gardening

How To Make Easy Raised Garden Beds Using Cardboard

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Dear Readers,

Today I want to show you a cheap and easy way to make garden beds using cardboard.  This raised bed tutorial is a no dig gardening method which anyone can do and I will take you through how I used materials I had lying around to make it. Read More

How To Make A Cold Frame

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Dear Readers,

Today’s post is how to build a cold frame step by step using a door I bought from the Habitat For Humanity Restore Salt Lake City. Read More

How To Make A Reversible Tote Bag

Dear Readers,

I have been on what can only be described as a sewing bender the last few weeks. I made a reversible bag as a gift for a very close friend and it exploded into requests from other friends then to family wanting one. So I have been diligently making a personalized bag for each person and I wanted to share with you how to make them. Read More